Middle School at MJC consists of two classrooms that students transition between throughout the day. Each classroom consists of a special education teacher who specialize in different content areas. The middle school program shares two teaching assistants who support students in a variety of ways based on students’ needs. Class sizes are typically between 4-7 students.
Middle school is an important transitional time in a student’s life. This program focuses on teaching students an increased sense of personal responsibility in both their education and their emotions. Students continue to build their self regulation tools and practice using them more independently. This is also a time where students begin to develop a more complex sense of self, therefore, staff work with students to individualize incentives and behavioral supports. Lastly, students learn the executive functioning and critical thinking skills necessary for success in high school and begin to experience vocational opportunities that will allow students to explore potential career preferences. Mr. Rudy Via and Ms. Magen McCarthy lead our middle school team.